High-Pressure Physics: Sustained Static Generation of 1.36 to 1.72 Megabars

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Science  09 Jun 1978:
Vol. 200, Issue 4346, pp. 1145-1147
DOI: 10.1126/science.200.4346.1145


The pressure in experiments with the diamond-window pressure cell exceeded 1.7 megabars (at 25°C). This is the highest sustained pressure ever generated under static conditions where the pressure in the sample itself was measured. At 1.72 megabars, macroscopic flow of one of the diamond pressure faces was observed.